Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite & Redmi Note 8 Pro grab new bugfix updates, Android 10 a long way to go (Download links inside)

Xiaomi has been doing a stellar job at pushing out security and bug fix updates to its devices. This is a very positive move as one of Android’s biggest weakness has been the lack of periodic software updates.

To see these Chinese phone makers really pushing out updates is a welcome sight. Matter of fact, Xiaomi is rolling out a new system update for Mi 8 Lite. This update packs a number of system patches for this device.

OTA notification (Source)

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
– Fix: Couldn’t open the Notification shade in some cases

Clock
– Optimization: More obvious naming for local time

Other
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

This phone been pretty well updated in the past. We saw the device bag the October security patch with stable MIUI 11 update. Android 10-based MIUI build is also available for the Mi 8 Lite in the form of closed beta. You can read more about the development by clicking here.

If this OTA update has not hit your Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite yet, you can download the update zip file using the link below and install it manually.

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  • Device: Mi 8 Lite
  • Codename: platina
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.7.0.PDTMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 69cdf0fb10ece4b7aca42b987ca5f24a

One of the most hyped mid-range powerhouses for the year 2019, Redmi Note 8 Pro, is also getting a similar update.

The device breaks away from Xiaomi’s tradition, as the OEM opted to power this beast with a MediaTek chip as opposed to the usual mid-range Snapdragon we have seen in previous generations.

That notwithstanding, the Note 8 Pro is a gorgeous phone with a couple of shortcomings

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Redmi Note 8 Pro

The update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro also comes to address a couple of issues that have bugged the phone’s users. The changes are described in the following changelog.

redmi_note_8_pro_eu_miui_11.0.3.0_ota

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space

Other
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

This update does not seek to add any new features like the MIUI 11 did over the MIUI 10, but tries to fix bugs present on the system. If the OTA update has not hit your device yet, you can use the link below to grab yourself the corresponding zip file for manual updating.

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  • Device: Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Codename: begonia
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: V11.0.3.0.PGGEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: d7349241ebe850f2bd17806d5d5a25ca

Bug fixes are important as they help iron out kinks and issues that might be affecting user experience. It is important that phone makers push these out as frequently as possible as a good user experience improves the brand perceptions.

FYI, Redmi Note 8 Pro received Android 10 via MIUI beta channel in China. There is, however, no specific release date of the global update.

Thanks Florin Matei for the screenshot of the update notification on Redmi Note 8 Pro!

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